Tuesday, November 27, 2012

24 Weeks

I found one website that is saying the baby is the size of a zucchini and is 14 inches long and weighs around 1 1/2 pounds and another website says the baby is the size of an ear of corn.  

How far along: 24 weeks (I just realized that means I am 6 months!)
Sickness: None 
Maternity Clothes: In this picture I am wearing some GAP maternity jeans that Laura gave me, they are the under the belly panel and I gotta say....quite comfortable.  A little weird at first with not having a button but as of right now no complaints.  
Stretch Marks: I think I might have some faint little lines on my side (or love handles as I like to call them).  Hopefully they stay faint and don't spread or invite more.  
Sleep: Still sleeping great!  
Movement: I will randomly feel some movement during the day, mainly after eating lunch.  Most of the movement comes at night.  I really hope this doesn't mean he sleeps all day and PARTIES all night.  
Food Cravings: Still really like apples and have been eating greek yogurt as part of my lunch.  

I am going to add Symptoms now as part of my documentation so I can remember the SCIATIC pain!  I have actually had sciatic pain for quite awhile, I'm thinking as early on as 13-15 weeks.  It's not an everyday occurrence, it seems to come if I am moving around a lot like cleaning the house or on my feet for a long period of time.  There have been a few times when I have been moving around a lot and then I will sit or lay down for a minute and when I get up OH MY GOODNESS I feel almost paralyzed and it takes me a minute to get my legs working.  Nick of course just thinks this is hilarious!  

In holiday news I am putting the Christmas decorations up little by little.  Our lovely pre-lit tree had some lights not working so we took it in to Anderson Seed to get re-strung.  It should be ready the end of this week.  Maybe I will start documenting the belly bump in front of the tree for the next few weeks.  Also last week I enjoyed a lovely evening at the Cache Valley Civic Ballet's production of The Nutcracker with Katie and Lorie.  I LOVE THIS TIME OF YEAR!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

23 weeks

Again some websites are sticking with the eggplant size for weeks 22-25, one website said the baby is the size of a green onion.  I am going to say that baby Palmer is around 13 inches long and weighs a little over a pound.  

How far along: 23 weeks
Sickness: Not at all
Maternity Clothes: I wore the one maternity shirt last week, the pants and top in this picture are ones I bought in Santa Barbara.  The pants and shirt are a size up from what I would normally wear.  
Stretch Marks: Still none...thank goodness
Sleep: Sleeping great...also thank goodness
Movement: I feel most of the baby's kicks at night when I am winding down for the day.
Food Cravings: With this week being Thanksgiving I am craving mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie right now.  

And keeping with Thanksgiving I will list a few of the things I am thankful for:

1. My family first and foremost.  I am so thankful to have such a wonderful and  loving family (immediate, extended, and in-laws) and I don't know what I would ever do without my sisters! 
2. Nick is included as part of my family but I want to separate him out as my husband.  He has been so supportive with my pregnancy and has made it to all but one of my doctor's appointments.  And even though he is still a little freaked out with becoming a father, I know that he is so excited.  We both are!
3. My health.  I have to say that I am so thankful that I am healthy and was able to get pregnant without any complications.  I have a couple friends who have not been so lucky.  
4. I am thankful for my job and I am thankful that Nick has a job although I don't know if I am thankful for the place he works all the time.  But right now I am thankful that we are employed, have a place to live, food to eat, and vehicles to drive.  
5. I am thankful to live in the United States and have the freedoms that we do.    I could not imagine living in the middle east where there is constant war and where a 15 year old Pakistani girl is shot for speaking out about the right to an education.  

There are many more things that I am thankful for but I will stop with those five.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

22 Weeks

Baby Boy Palmer is the size of an eggplant weighing in at a pound and measuring 11-12 inches.  My pregnancy app it is telling me that from 22 weeks to 24 weeks the baby is the size of an eggplant.  On another website the baby is the size of a papaya.  Let's just say the baby is growing shall we?  

How far along: 22 weeks
Sickness: None
Maternity clothes: Actually in this picture I am wearing a maternity shirt from GAP that Laura passed along to me after she had Henry.  At first putting it on it DID NOT feel like a maternity shirt at all.  It felt a little small and I thought to myself "no wonder, it did come from skinny minnie Laura".  
Stretch marks: None
Sleep: Still sleeping great with the body pillow
Movement: Feeling the baby kick more and more each day. 
Food cravings: Still loving fall foods (soup, apple cider, crisp apples, anything pumpkin, cinnamon or fall like)

The name game is starting.  Nick has his favorites and I have mine.   

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

21 weeks

Baby Boy Palmer is the size of a cantaloupe weighing almost 13 oz and is 
10 1/2" inches long from crown to heel.  

How far along: 21 weeks
Sickness: None
Maternity Clothes: Not yet but I'm sure it will be soon.
Stretch Marks: Still none...thank goodness!
Sleep: Still sleeping great, I have had a few nights where I have only been asleep for 2 hours and I will wake up and it feels like I have slept through the night.  Would be nice if that feeling could continue once the baby is here...
Movement: Still feeling little movements here and there.  The tech who did my ultrasound said my placenta is anterior (front wall of uterus) and so it is probably muffling some of the kicks from the baby.  
Food Cravings: I have really been in to fall foods like apple cider, pumpkin bagels, caramel apples, and soup.  


Today is the 2012 presidential election!  President Barack Obama against Governor Mitt Romney.  Nick and I both went this morning before work to cast our vote and we proudly wore our "I voted" stickers.  We will both be glued to the TV for as long as we can to see the results.  As I type this post Romney is ahead (153 vs 143) in the electoral votes.  Obama has won Michigan and Pennsylvania and Ohio and Florida are still out.